Diyun, DEC 2: NERCORMP (North Eastern Region Community Resource Management Project) recently released over Rs. 2 Crore for the NaRMGS (Natural Resource Management Groups) for the financial year 2017-18 in Chakma villages of Changlang District.
The total amount for the project activities of all the NaRMGs of Changlang district is Rs. 3,10,84,554/- and the share of NaRMGs from the Chakma villages is Rs. 2,00,99,674/-. The amount is distributed among 186 NaRMGs belonging from Chakma villages and it is distributed based on the number of households in a particular NaRMG. Usually, there are 40-80 households in a NaRMG.
At a time when Chakmas are deprived of almost all the schemes for poverty alleviation and sustainable development, NERCORMP has proved to be a major blessing since it’s implementation in 2014.
As a matter of fact, implementation NERCORMP in Chakma areas was hugely protested by local NGOs and politicians and due credit must also be given to the political will of Nikh Kamin and equally to Mr. Ruzing Bellai, then Project Manager for his efforts to implement the project and not giving in to the local pressure.
NERCORMP is a livelihood and rural development project aimed to transform the lives of the poor and marginalized tribal families in North East (NE) India. NERCORMP is a joint developmental intiative of the North Eastern Council (NEC), Ministry of DoNER, Govt. of India and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
The project adopts a holistic approach of development with two broad focus areas:
* Social mobilization, organization and capacity building to tap and realize the great latent potential of the communities by employing time tested their traditional value systems and culture
* Intervene with the economic and social activities and infrastructure with predominant thrust on income generating activities to achieve economic transformation.
Various project activities undertaken under NERCORMP includes Paddy, Poultry, Dairy, Piggery, Goatry, Duckery, Oil Seed and Pulses, Fishery, Leafy Vegetable, Banana, Pineapple, Orange, Tea, Spice Crops, Arecanut, Rubber, Vermi Compost, Canal Const., Terrace construction,Tailoring, Barber, Arecanut Plate Making Unit, Candle making etc.